This page has links to a collection of publications and information about NSW legislation and this website, including factsheets and other legislative resources.

Parliamentary Counsel's Office (NSW drafting agency)

PCO Standard

The PCO Standard is a guide to legislative drafting in NSW, acting as both a style guide and a manual for drafters and editors. The objective of the document is to provide a collective base for legislative drafting resources in the office, ensure a consistent style is implemented by PCO for the NSW statute book and offer insight into PCO’s approach to drafting.

Version 1 of the PCO Standard was launched on 9 May 2023 to coincide with the opening of the 58th Parliament and can be downloaded here (1.9MB).

Particular legislation

Unofficial legislation

Publishing information

How to read legislation

How to read a NSW Act

Guide to interpreting NSW legislation

How legislation is made

Standard instrument local environmental plans

Accessing legislation


Last updated 9 May 2023 at 09:40